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WWE Monday Night Raw Live From Denver, Colorado

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Commentators:  Tom Phillips, Booker T, and Corey Graves

If you missed last week’s Raw, click here WWE Monday Night Raw 9/25/17 Live Results (No Mercy Fallout) 

We begin Raw with a moment of silence for the victims of last night’s Las Vegas shooting.

Match Number 1:  Seth Rollins (Raw Tag Champ) Vs Braun Strowman

Seth put up a big fight here, but Braun just overpowered him, pinning Seth with his Powerslam.  After the match, Braun made a statement with another Powerslam.  Just when Braun turns around, and here comes Ambrose.  Dean fights with Braun, but Strowman catches Dean with 2 Chokeslams, and another Powerslam.

Winner:  Braun Strowman, by pinfall

The Bar walks right to ringside, and nails 2 Neutralizer’s on the Tag Team Champs.

Tonight:  IC Title Match:  Reigns Vs The Miz

October:  National Breast Cancer Month

Last Week:  Alexa Bliss Vs Mickie James

Backstage Segment:  Mickie James

Alicia Fox is laughing at Mickie, and so is Emma.  Someone left a gift for Mickie, some depends.  Alicia is laughing about this, with Mickie hunting down Alexa.  Nia answers for Mickie, Alexa doesn’t want to be in the ring with a more “mature” woman, but Nia doesn’t have an issue.  Mickie says she is on.

Backstage Segment:  Bray Wyatt

She told me not to use the bow and arrow, she said to use your hands.  She said to fight with your hands, use your hands, use your hands.  She never lied to me.  She never lied to me.

Next:  Elias In Action

In-Ring Concert:  Elias

Elias has a song to sing about Titus, he is scheduled to face him.

Match Number 2:  Elias Vs Titus O’Neil

This was a rather short match, surprise after last week’s segment.  Apollo Crews tried to intervene, but Elias just shoved him, and nails Drift Away for the win.  Elias thinks about attacking Titus, but Apollo stops that.

Winner:  Elias, by pinfall

This Sunday:  Hell in a Cell

Next:  Mickie James Vs Nia Jax

WWE TLC:  Asuka Debuts

Match Number 3:  Mickie James Vs Nia Jax

Mickie put up a big fight here, she had Nia about to pass out from a Chokehold, but Alexa Bliss, who came out to ringside came in, and tried to attack Mickie, but the veteran was playing possum, and rammed Alexa into the guard railing, and nailed a Mick Kick.

Winner:  Mickie James, by DQ

Video:  Enzo Vs Neville

Backstage Interview:  Enzo Amore

Renee Young asks Enzo how does it feel after last week when the entire WWE Cruiserweight Division held a mutiny, because he is Cruiserweight Champ.  Enzo says nothing, he is finally silent?

Tonight:  IC Title Match-Reigns Vs The Miz

Moments Ago:  Mickie James Vs Nia Jax

Backstage Interview:  Mickie James

Charly congratulates Mickie for the win, Mickie says she proved this “old” woman still has what it takes.  But now there is nothing better than to win the Raw Women’s Championship.  Kurt shows up, telling Mickie she has earned a shot at Women’s Championship, at TLC against Alexa Bliss.

Match Number 4:  Matt Hardy and Jason Jordan Vs Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson

 

Gallows and Anderson go to the pay window, pinning Hardy with Magic Killer.  A good, fast-paced match that saw the former Raw Tag Team Champions win.

Winner:  Gallows and Anderson, by pinfall

Tonight:  Enzo Amore Addresses The Cruiserweight Division

Tonight:  The Miz Vs Roman Reigns for IC Title

Earlier Tonight:  Strowman Vs Rollins

Backstage Interview:  Roman Reigns

Charly wants to hear from Roman, he isn’t surprised with what The Bar did, since Dean and Seth took care of them to win Tag Team Titles.  He isn’t worried about them, they will have a plan set next Monday.  Charly wants to know Roman’s plans for The Miz tonight.  Slow, decisive plan.  Don’t leave Denver without the Intercontinental Championship.

In-Ring Segment:  Susan G. Komen Foundation

Dana Warrior is in the ring, to reward Breast Cancer survivors with WWE Raw Women’s Championships.  They are the true Warriors.

Next:  IC Title Match

Match Number 5:  The Miz (WWE IC Champ) Vs Roman Reigns, for the Intercontinental Championship

This was a great match here.  Reigns took out The Miztourage before the match started, so he could have The Miz to himself.  The Bar come out to interfere, and cost Reigns the IC Title.  Miz sets Reigns up for a Neutralizer.  And Sheamus nails a Brogue Kick, and now a Skull Crushing Finale, for good measure.  Now we see an attack, like The Shield would do with the crowd chanting Shield.  And a Triple Powerbomb, this is beautiful.

Winner:  Roman Reigns, by DQ

Moments Ago:  Reigns Vs The Miz

In-Ring Promo:  Finn Balor

This is Balor Club right here in Denver, Colorado.  I have to be honest, Finn doesn’t like to come out here and talk, he likes to come out and fight.  Bray Wyatt likes to play mind games.  Last week he has a kid singing he’s got the whole world in his hands.  He doesn;t buy it, because if Bray had his hands on the world, he wouldn’t know what to do it.  He sees Bray for what he is, a coward.  Bray lost to The Demon at Summerslam.  He lost to “THE MAN” at No Mercy.  You may make all of the excuses, but you can’t beat Finn Balor.  And if you can, prove it to him.  Don’t sing it Bray, bring it.

We see Bray video, she never lied to him, but Finn did.  He claimed he was just a man, but at No Mercy, he proved he is more.  And then you say a man created The Demon, but you LIE.  The paint doesn’t make the skin, you use it to peel your real skin.  So bring The Demon, and prove it.  Abigail is alive, and she is dying to meet you.  Bray laughs, and we hear another woman laugh.

Video:  Asuka

Match Number 6:  Sasha Banks and Bayley Vs Emma and Alicia Fox

So Emma and Alicia were working well together, but Sasha ran Foxy into Emma, and Emma left the ring, and nobody cared.  Bayley hits Bayley to Belly, and wins the match.

Winners:  Sasha Banks and Bayley, by pinfall

Video:  Enzo Vs Braun last week

Next:  Enzo Amore Addresses The Cruiserweight Division

Next Week:  Miz TV with Sheamus and Cesaro

In-Ring Segment:  Enzo Amore

His name is Enzo Amore, it seems, and we can’t teach that.  How ya doin’?  He’s doin’ great.  But allow him to give us brax tax, as far as the entire Cruiserweight Division goes, they can go to hell.  And every one os the haters out there, who agree with his sentiments, you can go to hell too.  He can even give us a certified GPS to get us there.  The same Certified GPS that put 205 Live on the map.  Not only did he make it relevant, he is making it the main event the second week in a row.  This is the “Snoozeamania”, you can hear a pin drop.  And suddenly he is hated?  He gets beat up last week, and all he hears is “You Deserve It”, and you damn right, he deserves the Cruiserweight Title.  And while having this makes you wrong, he doesn’t want to be right.  And he is money, he makes more money than the entire Cruiserweight Division put together.  And he has earned that money, and whoever says talk is cheap obviously doesn’t book Enzo.  He has skills and athleticism, and he hurts.  His back is killing him, probably from carrying the entire Cruiserweight Division on his back, how ya doin’?  But since with what happened last week, this is the last of the title you will see.  Because after last week, he had a contract signed that if any of them touched him during his celebration, they never would get a title shot again.  And he has another clause, thanks to Kurt Angle, if any of them lay a hand on him, they are getting fired.  It’s getting lonely at the top, and he is the king of the Cruiserweights, and he doesn’t have any opponents, because of what they did the last week.  And he showed us what he could do last week, when he nailed a crotch shot to Neville, and took over his throne, and he will show anyone who wants to go after him, they are, and he will spell it out for us is S.A.W.F.T.

And here comes Neville and the Cruiserweight Division, he says they are in last place, because if you’re not the champ, you’re in last place.  The entire division surrounds him in the ring, and Enzo reminds them if they touch him, they will be fired.  He lays into the entire division, and some of what he said was funny.  But he is goating the division into laying a hand on him, and here comes Kurt Angle.  Enzo Kurt says, based on last week, none of the Cruiserweight outside can challenge him for the Cruiserweight Title, and if they touch him tonight, they will be fired.  But none of this applies to the Cruiserweight he just signed.  It’s Kalisto, and not too many care.

Salida Del Sol, and Kalisto celebrates.

Backstage Segment:  Roman Reigns

Roman is still hurting after the beating that just happened, and is greeted by Ambrose and Rollins.  They nod their heads, and all seem to be on the same page.  The show ends with Reigns looking into the camera, ready for war.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

Great main event in hour 2, and it sets up TLC perfectly.  We see the ending with Reigns, Ambrose, and Rollins all seem to be on the same page.  I can’t wait to see where this goes, next week.

As for Kalisto and Enzo?  Enzo said some funny things, but I have to be honest, Kalisto doesn’t seem like a true contender to the Cruiserweight Title.  I was hoping we’d see Aleister Black make his Raw debut, who is in NXT right now, and maybe we will see that, soon.  But Kalisto didn’t do much for me, but it gives Enzo someone to work with, and retain the title with.  So, okay.

Overall, this was a good show, dropped some momentum again in hour 3.  But the ending segment was worth the wait.  What did you think of the show?  Send me your thoughts here.

WWE Raw Quick Match Results:

**Braun Strowman def Seth Rollins (C), by pinfall

**Elias def Titus O’Neil

**Mickie James def Nia Jax, by DQ

**Gallows and Anderson def Hardy and Jordan, by pinfall

**Roman Reigns def The MIz (C) by DQ, with The Miz retaining IC Title

**Sasha Banks and Bayley def Emma and Alicia Fox, by pinfall